Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Prairie Creek

This is a picture of a trail marker in Prarie Creek National Redwood Forest. Like life, how it looks depends on where you are standing. If you were up the trail to the right, looking down, you would see < indicating the trail went sharply to the left. If you were off to the left looking up at the trail marker you would see >, indicating the trail goes sharply to the right. I can read a lot into this illustration. The main point being Adi Da's countering the act of unenlightenment- always, in every moment undoing the characteristics and tendencies of whoever was around Him. What follows is a story of His uncanny ability to enact stopping you in your tracks.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Avadhoot

Fiji - 2006. My service was to do some escorting on an island called Taveuni. Joseph tells me that Bhagavan had asked Him who was going to do the escort service. Joseph responded “Bill Worden”. Bhagavan tells Joseph to tell me that the taxi drivers on Taveuni have the tendency to drive too fast.

My experience of serving the Supreme Avadhoot { a type of mystic or saint who is beyond egoic- consciousness, duality and common wordly concerns and acts without consideration for standard social etiquette} often left me… perplexed?

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Embraced By Pure Love

There’s a part of me that I like to call “The Love Enthusiast”. I fell madly in love with Linda Bruce when I was 10 years old. I obsessed over her for years. Love is an integral theme in my life story with Heartbreak Hotel’s destination concluding many chapters. I even had a room for me reserved there. One chapter after another laced with wanting filled love and yearning for sex. Each portion of the life tale ending with an unfulfilled heart and soul. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Milarepa's despair

I was standing in the Shambala bookstore in Berkeley. I was staring and blinking at a poster. It was a picture of an asian man in what looked like a martial art stance yelling. The caption read "Milarepa, Tibet's Most Famous Yogi". Blink, "Tibet's Most Famous Yogi? Now hold on a second, Tibet's all about Buddhism, ain't it? They don't do yoga in Tibet do they?" More staring and more blinking and I make my way to an illustrated story about Marpa and Milarepa- now this was totally cool, a high dharma comic book.